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Best BBQs in Istanbul

Best BBQs in Istanbul

The BBQ and roast are not as big an issue in Istanbul as they might be in London or D.C. As the summer...
Best Beaches (and the like) Around Istanbul

Best Beaches (and the like) Around Istanbul

Istanbul is a city located directly by two Seas: the Balck sea and the Marmara sea. And, it is further...
Besiktas Fish Market

Besiktas Fish Market

I had started writing a new series about the markets of Istanbul. In that article I had already briefly...
Rock’N Coke 2011 On Its Way

Rock’N Coke 2011 On Its Way

The annual music event, the Rock’n Coke Festival is to take place on 16th and 17th of July, as...

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Rock’N Coke 2011 On Its Way

Rock’N Coke 2011 On Its Way

The annual music event, the Rock’n Coke Festival is to take place on 16th and 17th of July, as always at the Hezarfen...
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May 22, 2011 11:29

Food

Besiktas Fish Market

Besiktas Fish Market

I had started writing a new series about the markets of Istanbul. In that article I had already briefly touched upon the...
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May 27, 2011 10:35

Things to Do

Best BBQs in Istanbul

Best BBQs in Istanbul

The BBQ and roast are not as big an issue in Istanbul as they might be in London or D.C. As the summer dawns in, people do...
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Jun 28, 2011 11:55

Travel Tips

Dog-Friendly Getaways in Istanbul

Dog-Friendly Getaways in Istanbul

In the city there are not that many places that are going to make room for you and your beloved furry friend. Even if you...
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Jun 19, 2011 20:45

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Best BBQs in Istanbul

Best BBQs in Istanbul June 28, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The BBQ and roast are not as big an issue in Istanbul as they might be in London or D.C. As the summer dawns in, people do start to move outdoors, but it is not so much for the picnics and the BBQ, as it is for the Bosphorus. That said, if you will be in Istanbul on a sunny Sunday and you really are...

Bogazici Zoo and Botanic Garden

Bogazici Zoo and Botanic Garden June 26, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Bogazici Zoo, Bird Park and Botanic Garden are all founded on the same territory near Bayramoglu, Darica. Darica is approximately and hour and a half away from the center of Istanbul with car. The Zoo and its Gardens were founded in 1991. In 1993, the area was opened up for public visitation as well. One...

Best Beaches (and the like) Around Istanbul

Best Beaches (and the like) Around Istanbul June 24, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Istanbul is a city located directly by two Seas: the Balck sea and the Marmara sea. And, it is further intersected by the Bosphorus. As such, swimming becomes quite tempting in Istanbul, but you have to find the right place. My parents tell me, that it was much simpler to go swimming in Istanbul in their...

Dog-Friendly Getaways in Istanbul

Dog-Friendly Getaways in Istanbul June 19, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
In the city there are not that many places that are going to make room for you and your beloved furry friend. Even if you manage to get your dog into a hotel in the city, walking around with him and sight-seeing is not going to be that easy. It has always left me bewildered how in foreign country (UK...

Best Wineries and Breweries in Istanbul

Best Wineries and Breweries in Istanbul June 15, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
If the Turkish were to be defined by a type of alcoholic beverage, that would most likely be raki (a.k.a. Greek Ouzo, an arsenic based drink) rather than wine or beer. However, that is not to say that Istanbul lacks in wineries and breweries. Although, there are not as many wineries and breweries as...

Camping in and around Istanbul

Camping in and around Istanbul June 11, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
In a big metropolitan city like Istanbul, you are not very likely to end up camping during your stay. My father’s college friends reminisce the time when they once camped out on their school campus; but that was an extraordinary case. (In fact school camps on campus are always extraordinary cases....

Besiktas Fish Market

Besiktas Fish Market May 27, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
I had started writing a new series about the markets of Istanbul. In that article I had already briefly touched upon the Beşiktaş Fish Market. This is a tiny little fish bazaar, in the middle of the commercial Beşiktaş. The fish market of Besiktas is pretty concise, but you can still find fresh...

“Diamonds” are a Lady’s Best Friend -So is Istanbul

“Diamonds” are a Lady’s Best Friend -So is Istanbul May 24, 2011 | Five Star | Read More
Going inside the  Nuruosmaniye Gate (which is also referred to as the main entrance by some) and into the Grand Bazaar, the ladies are likely to love the next couple of hundred yards of this alley. The Nuruosmaniye Gate opens into the opulent Kalpakçılar Street that runs east-west through the Bazaar....

Rock’N Coke 2011 On Its Way

Rock’N Coke 2011 On Its Way May 22, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
The annual music event, the Rock’n Coke Festival is to take place on 16th and 17th of July, as always at the Hezarfen Airport. This year it will be the 7th time that Rock’N Coke Festival will take place. There will be many famous national and international musicians taking place. The tickets...

Save the Date(s)…

Save the Date(s)… May 19, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
May is like the most beautiful festival month of the year… There are so many things happening this month. I feel like I have only been blabbing about where you should be going and giving out directions “do this, that and this again”. :) Joke aside, we have been having a busy week for...
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